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Putting the Murphy bed down creates two different regions in the cottage for extra privacy.Sliding the bathroom door shut gives you still more privacy.
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Backyard Cottage in Central Austin

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Backyard Cottage in Central Austin

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Sparkling clean10 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location94% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

The space

Nestled in the very back of our backyard amid the cacti and bamboo, this sun-filled 1 bdrm, 1 bath cottage comfortably fits two. Enjoy spitting-distance access to UT, downtown Austin, I-35 and the MetroRail, as well as the restaurants, coffee shops, food trailers and parks of the eclectic Eastside Cherrywood neighborhood. Or just laze about on our hammock.

It's accessible through our driveway or a gate on the other side of our yard, giving you complete privacy to you come and go as you like. The queen-sized Murphy bed folds up to give even more space. Other features include a lots of window space with blinds, a large desk/table, 24/7 WIFI access, and a mini-fridge, microwave and coffeemaker. And of course, AC (as well as heat for the one week of the year it's cold here).

We're located in the tree-lined French Place section of Austin's eclectic Cherrywood neighborhood, near campus and very central. Downtown is only a few minutes away by car, bus or train. You'll have an easy two-block walk to assorted coffee shops, groceries, liquor stores, taco joints and food trailers, as well as a fair share of well-reviewed restaurants. You can hop-skip to the bus or drive in under five minutes to the nearest MetroRail station (a must during SXSW or ACL, when parking downtown is impossible).

We'll work with you on check in-and-out times. Our two large cats will work with you on any feline needs. (Though they're not allowed in the space, so if you're allergic, don't worry.)

Parking is a breeze on the street with no restrictions or permits required.

City of Austin Permit # (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) OL


Free parking on premises

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


650 Reviews

Raen User Profile
July 2018
Steve’s place was great. We weren’t sure how the neighborhood was going to be but it’s quiet with beautiful houses. We weren’t sure exactly how to find the little place in Steve’s back yard but luckily he’s quick to respond. He had snacks and local suggestions of where to grab c…
LaRae User Profile
July 2018
Great host! Sweet touches to make you feel at home. Perfect for short stays or for a cozy place to stay when you’re going to be gone all throughout the day. Great location in a cozy residential area. We were greater by an adorable cat. 10/10
Kristin User Profile
July 2018
We loved our stay at Steve’s place! The neighborhood is eclectic, charming and has a great vibe. It’s close to so many good Austin eateries & is close enough to the highway you can get anywhere in central Austin easily. The space was filled with nice touches like fresh Rice Krisp…
Lauren User Profile
July 2018
The space was great - very unique and stylish. My dog loved laying on the concrete floor. There are places to walk to but the neighborhood is lovely and residential.
Joachim User Profile
July 2018
Brilliant host & place! Dont stay elsewhere if you have the chance to stay in Steves place - thanks a million!
Veronica User Profile
July 2018
The little house was quiet, clean, and in a perfect location to enjoy our favorite spots in Austin. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer! Steve responded quickly to all of my questions and made the whole process very easy. Highly recommend this place!
April User Profile
July 2018
Really nice place for solo travel or a small group - I as traveling with my infant and toddler. Cute space, nice outdoor area. Great location, easy to find. Communication very easy & prompt. Would stay again.

Hosted by Steve

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in March 2013
Steve User Profile
662 Reviews
Steve is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
He's a writer, she's a graphic designer, their two boys are chronically barefoot.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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